Gabriel’s Visit to the Ophthalmologist

Yes, we finally found a great group of ophthalmology at VCU. What a team! Loved, loved, loved them!

After a long wait, Gabriel finally went to have his eyes checked today. The doctors and the technology at VCU were fabulous, and most importantly, Gabriel cooperated fully and kept his eyes open for the entire duration of the many tests he underwent. Juan and I were in awe.

It turns out Gabriel’s eyes are PERFECT. Clean cornea, retina, optic nerve, the whole shebang. There isn’t even a trace of the series of persistent iritis he had six months ago. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

This is great news, of course. And it’s also disconcerting, only because we have pretty much tested him for everything there is to test, and we still don’t know why he has had such a strong decline in behavior and mood. The only possible explanation, as far as I’m concerned, unless I’m missing something, is that it is purely sensory.

On that note, it’ll be fabulous to have our dearest friend, Maggie, come visit next week πŸ™‚ Gabriel is going to flip when he sees her!

Anyway, thank you for all who have prayed for Gabriel. I know many of you have and continue to do so. Please don’t stop. He has had several good days, and his eyes have been consistently open for three of them. This is INCREDIBLE. We have suspended the use of migraine medication, which has actually seems fine without it. But we still need to figure out what he struggles with and how to help him, so keep those prayers coming!!

Specific prayer request: Pray that he will receive his Med waiver. He has been on a waiting list for a long while, and it would be amazing for him to get those funds. We can sure put them to good use. Lord, provide the waiver before the fall of this year!!

Sitting casually at the doctor's office :)

Sitting casually at the doctor’s office πŸ™‚

Model patient

Model patient

Ready to go have pizza!!

Ready to go have pizza!!

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2 thoughts on “Gabriel’s Visit to the Ophthalmologist

  1. He is fabulous!!! And so handsome! You’ll see things will get better. A lot of people are praying for him, and God always listens to our prayers. I’m glad all is well with his eyes. I think he has had a hard time adjusting to the move. You know what they say….where are 10 or more Cuban gathered, there will be noise. Maybe he misses the chaos of Miami. Only God knows.

  2. Hey Juan and Sylvia, that sure is great news about Gabriel. He has been in my prayers every since you first wrote about his eyes. Gabriel is so blessed to have parents that are empowered by Gods Holy Spirit. To be able to take care of his needs 24/7 and to not neglect the needs of your other children must be an enormous task, I have so much respect for you both !!
    FLOYD

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